Friday, April 27, 2012

A God Connection 4-27-12

It is my opinion that any connection one has to God is good. 

I was raised Southern Baptist, then I became a Catholic for love, after that I was a Morman for 10 years.
Since I was ex-communicated from the Morman Church, I've been studying many different resources to understand my connection to God and what is going to work the best for me to progress.  I have taken on the theory that the whole spirituality choice is a process. 

Whatever form your spiritual process takes is good as long as you are enjoying happiness there.  My son-in-law is an atheist. He is also naturally good and spreads a loving compassionate air in all phases of his life.  I see nothing wrong in that.  His connection is to what's natural within him without the need to verbally align himself with any outside connection.

Look at your arm and your five fingers.  It's like your arm is God or your higher power and your five fingers represent the five major religions.  They all come from the same source and they all adhere to loving the same God, but each form has it's own way of connecting.  One way will work for some people and other ways work for others.

We humans really cannot conceive of the Love that is bestowed upon us from God. We can't qualify, quantify or explain in words.

Is there really a right way or a wrong way? I choose to believe that we are all right where we are at now, and as we process we will always be right.

To borrow words from a song, "That's my story and I'm sticking to it". 

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Ever heard the saying, "Man's inhumanity to man"?  History and our current world status certainly proves this saying to be ture.  So much hate, so much violence towards each other, even when not in a war. 

There is a truth about each and every one of us and that truth is that because of our eternal being within our true nature is compassionate. The problem is that our true nature is covered up with desires, attachments, ego, and our acceptance that to hate and to fear other human beings is the way it is.  Very few people are even aware of their true nature.

What can be done about this inhumanity?  The power that rules the universe has an eventual plan to take care of this, but that could take another 10,000 years.  What can be done now? What can you do?

Each of us can embrace our true nature and allow it to be awakened.  Once awakened, our natural compassion will begin to be our frame of reference for all our decisions and actions. This will begin a ripple effect that can and will influence the whole world. I will also diminish the number of natural disasters that are happening.

You don't have to believe me. What I'm saying is not anything I dreamt up, but I have expereienced it. My compassion has a long way to go, but I do enjoy the effect of it growing within me and I especially like the results when the natural compassion that is truly me is the choice I make in a given situation where in the past, in a similar situation, I choose the reaction my ego imposed on that situation. When my ego rules, the situation always ends in regret, guilt.

Happiness and compassion are one and the same and possible to achieve in our life-time. "Why fly with the tiny wings of a sparrow when you could fly with the wings of an eagle." (Not my quote, I'm just passing it along).

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

4-11-12 Abundance

First, a quote: "The mystery of life is not in living it is in death."

My sharing in this blog is explaining what works for me.  In my effort to be nobody and to know nothing, I realized that what works for me and my understandings of the learning that has been sent my way is for me and my way of seeing. I only share it here on the chance there may be something of some value to someone else. I've also realized that I may have done some good deeds, but I sorely lack virtue.  My ego is still very much in play.  The happiness I'm reaching for cannot include my ego.

Today I want to re-write about 23 Palsms: 

"1. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

        What this means to me is, the Lord is quiding me, proctecting me and making sure I'm well in all ways, but, because I came to his human experience and the experience imposed an ego on me, I don't always want what my Lord is always and forever bestowing on me.;

2. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
        What this means to me is, the Lord is providing rest for me and showing me where peace of mind is.

3. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
         What this means to me is, the Lord is sending me resources, people and lessons for me to grow
          spiritually for this life's experience and for all eternity.

4. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
          What this means to me is that this human experience with end in death, and as I look to God no evil can befall me because he is always with me, even when I don't believe he is.  My lord is my example and my mediator. His grace has been accomplished and I can rely on his grace in every situation I encounter.

5. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
           What this means to me is no matter what I'm thinking, complete abundance (protection, money, love, and the companionship of angels) is right in front of me.  I can choose at any minute to see this and seeing this is my guarantee.  It's my free will to not believe in this abundance, but it is there should I choose to believe. The part about anointing my head with oil speaks volumes of his love for me. My glass is not half full is it running over with love and abundance.  He still loves me even though I fall way short of my ability.

6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever"
             To embrace this sentence with my full facilities is the sweetest most profound blessing of all!

If could spend the rest of my time of earth, this time around with this scripture clearly in my mind, all will be well with me.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Points to ponder 4-3-12

Five most important questions to ponder:

1. What is the meaning of human existence?

2. From where did human existence originate?

3. Whereto does human existence lead?

4. What is the true reality of human existence?

Scholars and holy men for centuries have been pondering these questions. I've come to believe that very few people ever ask themselves these questions.  Your individual happiness is all tied up with your answers to these questions.  The answers will be the difference between looking back on our life and knowing it meant something versus being spent in vain.  The difference between joy and regret.